Feb. 1 2017
In light of all the fuss being made about noisy leaf blowers, it’s interesting to see someone use the decibel levels for other purposes. At the University of Pennsylvania, leaf blowers and generator ...
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Feb. 1 2017
In Furnas County, Nebraska, a district judge will soon be hearing the case of two property owners trying to overturn an irrigation ban. Julie Smith and Tamara Bishop are sisters who recently inherited ...
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Jan. 31 2017
Terry Jacobson is lucky to be alive. In a video that’s since gone viral, his snow plow careened into two lanes of traffic before crashing through a guardrail and falling down a 300-foot embankment i ...
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Jan. 31 2017
The images began rolling in recently from the latest, most advanced weather satellite that the U.S. has put into orbit. The satellite, about the same size as a school bus, is designated GOES-16, and t ...
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Jan. 30 2017
A landscape worker in Bakersfield, California, was severely poisoned after drinking herbicide. His boss, Alfredo Diaz, is now facing a $10,250 fine. Diaz, an unlicensed maintenance gardener, allegedl ...
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Jan. 30 2017
Landscape companies looking to bring in guest workers through the H-2B program any time before April are out of luck if they haven’t already filed their paperwork. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigrati ...
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Jan. 28 2017
Booth Hemingway has recently announced that he sold his landscape business, Piscataqua Landscaping, located in Eliot, Maine. The buyer was another Maine company, Chenmark Capital Management, LLC, a fa ...
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Jan. 27 2017
A landscape company in Marion, Indiana, has suffered from identity theft. There have been reports to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of several men who say they work with Pro Cuts Tree Care & Lan ...
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Jan. 26 2017
In the latest of Palm Beach’s attempts to curb the noise related to landscape work, the Florida getaway city is proposing to limit landscape maintenance hours all year round. The Ordinances, Rules a ...
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Jan. 26 2017
For snow plow drivers in western Massachusetts, the warm weather outside is frightful. Normally, the area gets 20 inches of snow by this time of year, but they’ve been left with a measly 14 and a ha ...
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Jan. 25 2017
When West Bloomfield, Michigan resident Steve Fine hired Gold Standard Plowing to take care of his yard this winter, he didn’t expect them to suddenly stop showing up. And, when he went to Facebook ...
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Jan. 24 2017
Scott Devereux, the owner of Cedarburg Landscaping in Mequon, Wisconsin, was indicted by a Milwaukee grand jury recently for a failure to pay the prevailing wage. Devereux faces six counts of fraud an ...
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Jan. 24 2017
Since the 2009 Presidential inauguration, the National Park Service has invested some $40 million in a complete renovation of the National Mall in Washington, DC. The project was literally built from ...
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Jan. 23 2017
At the Leaders Forum, held recently in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recognized the achievements of two landscape company owners. Abby Sa ...
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Jan. 23 2017
Aspen Valley Landscape Supply, Inc., was started in 1987, and has since grown to three locations in the Chicago metropolitan area. Now, it is the latest acquisition by SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc ...
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Jan. 21 2017
For the first time since 1996, the federal government has reached its five percent women-owned small business (WOSB) contracting goal. In order to keep those numbers high, the Small Business Associati ...
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Jan. 20 2017
An on-the-job lawn mower accident has not only taken William Francis’ big toe, but it also cost him his job. Last year, Francis was working on a yard when the accident happened. He contacted his emp ...
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Jan. 19 2017
When Steven Mott, owner of Mott’s Landscaping and Roofing in Wilmington, North Carolina, hired James Bradley, 54, through a temp agency, he was never told that Bradley had been convicted of murder ...
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Jan. 19 2017
Austin Joseph Hill, of Wyoming, Michigan, who struck and killed a woman with his snowplow, may be getting a longer sentence due to his criminal past. While on his plowing route, Hill struck a woman an ...
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